Hays city manager Johnson County-bound
City Manager Hannes Zacharias has resigned to accept a job with Johnson County, where he will oversee more than 1,000 employees.
Zacharias has been Hays city manager since Sept. 25, 1992. His resignation is effective Aug. 17.
Johnson County has 3,500 employees, and Zacharias will oversee about a third of them, mostly in the emergency services and human services areas.
"It will all be kind of new territory for me," he said. "If I want to progress in the profession and go on to become a county manager some place, I'll have those skills available."